Monthly Archives: December 2008

Christmas — the Original Bailout Plan

That was the subject of Rev. Kenny Smith’s sermon at First Baptist of Vienna this Sunday morning.  I was there for the 11 a.m. service. Rev. Smith walked us through his argument.  Man was spiritually bankrupt.  Jesus Christ was the … Continue reading

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Time Out for this Anti-Monarchist Moment

Maybe some day I’ll understand why the child of a President is automatically considered for a U.S. Senate appointment. (Why not Chelsea Clinton?  Why isn’t she considered?) Seriously, a Presidential progeny who is an Ivy League grad, can read from a teleprompter and … Continue reading

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Governor Presents Plan in Richmond

“You can applaud now.  You might not when I’m finished.” Those were the opening words of Governor Kaine when he addressed the General Assembly today with his plan to balance Virginia’s budget during our worst recession since World War II. Under our … Continue reading

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Sample Comment from County Legislative Breakfast

Tuesday morning was the annual legislative breakfast for Fairfax County at the Fairview Park Marriott.  It’s a staple in the long run of pre-session briefings we receive prior to heading for Richmond. The Delegates and Senators received the melancholy news about … Continue reading

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Budget Quick Hits

This morning the members of the State Senate had a telephone conference with the Governor on the State Budget situation.  Since the Governor will be making prepared remarks tomorrow in Richmond, I won’t let out any details.  No surprises to … Continue reading

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